Sanjay Kumar, MD Convicted

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Sanjay Kumar, MD Convicted
by Linda Cheek, MD

Kumar, MD, 53, a PM&R and Sports Medicine physician in New Bern, NC, was convicted this week of five counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, five counts of money laundering by concealment, and three counts of attempt to evade and defeat tax.
This trial is an example of insanity: repeating the same action over and over, expecting a different result. Doctors across the country should take notice, but they don’t. So any one of you could be the next neck on the chopping block.
Let’s evaluate this case as to what insured the doctor’s next residence as a prison cell.
First, the doctor thought he would be safe from government attack if he didn’t take insurance. But now you are damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. In this case, he was attacked for running a “cash only” practice. The government now has propagandized that as criminal, with comments like “He was in it for the money” and the jury eats it up.
Second, he was criminalized for conducting little or no medical examination. But any doctor in practice knows that pain is subjective. It does not change the diagnosis or treatment to take someone’s blood pressure or listen to their lungs in a PM&R clinic monthly. You get a verbal VAS scale (1-10) level of pain, and quality of life, and you are good to go.
Now here is the interesting part in this case. His trial hung on legitimate prescriptions for legitimate patients. But back in 2016, the DOJ smeared the doctor in the media for “trafficking in opium” and “stalking”. Today, whatever works to denigrate a doctor’s reputation and name is fair game to the rogue government agency. Is “opium” the next key word like “pill mill” to propagandize legitimate doctors?
Nowhere in any federal indictment was the substance “opium” identified as an actual product for evidence. No, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and alprazolam were instead the drugs identified. So this is basically slander and libel working against the doctor through DOJ/media collaboration.
Dr. Kumar’s home was searched by the local Craven County Sheriff’s Office, which, by the way, gets part of the forfeiture of the doctor’s assets. That’s an incentive to make sure that the doctor has no chance in court. Supposedly in the search, “trafficking levels of controlled substances” were found. These were identified as opioid pills “commonly sold illegally” as the media stated. So what that means is that if a doctor or family member has a prescription bottle of opioids in their home, they are automatically “trafficking” for the purposes of media propaganda. And that’s all it takes to be a trafficker—your own prescribed pills. Richard Paey was even sentenced to 25 years for having the empty pill bottles in his home from past years of legitimate prescriptions.
It is also very common for doctors to be charged with “Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.” This happens when any firearm is found in the home or office of the victim, regardless of the use of the firearm—from skeet shooting to defense. The courts use this to increase the sentence of the defendant, and to take away many freedoms while incarcerated, as he is therefore listed as a “violent offender”. It would appear that this charge didn’t hold water for the jury, however. I guess the media didn’t propagandize that enough.
31 indictments were levied against Dr. Kumar:
• Conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Hydromorphone and Alprazolam.
• Distribution of Oxycodone and Alprazolam.
• Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.”
• Engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.
• Laundering of monetary instruments.
He was convicted of 13 of the charges.
Now what should Dr. Kumar have done?
First, he should have gone to and see how repeating the usual defense that white collar lawyers do would get him convicted.
Second, he should have consulted us for how to de-propagandize the jury with the truth.
Third, he, his family, and his friends should have joined DoctorsofCourage, as getting the truth to the public is the only way to stop the rogue DOJ and government.
Fourth, now that the damage has been done and he is on the way to prison, again, his family, friends, patients, and all parties with a dog in the fight for legitimate pain treatment should get on board the Cor-“wreck”ting train on DoctorsofCourage.
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Linda Cheek, MD | August 13, 2019 at 3:03 pm | Tags: North Carolina, physiatrist, PM&R, Sanjay Kumar MD | URL:

3 Responses

  1. This makes me feel sick. So wrong.

  2. I can’t say this any other way,so I apologize..What happen to our friggen country? We have rogue thugs in our legal system now that are working on “commission!” When did that crap start? This is all set up to bring down any legitimate doctor! Im telling you “OUR” government better watch how they tread because someone is going to say “enough is enough!” and it WILL get ugly! Maybe thats what needs to be done to stop this harassment! No wonder Doctors are afraid to take care of their patients. I knew I shouldn’t have read this now. I just ruined my weekend. And these scumbags are ruining Doctors lifes and C.P.P. lifes

  3. It’s a shame when the real criminals in this tragedy are elected officials in Washington that have been convicted by world courts of humanity. Ignorance by the citizens of this United States provided a corrupt media. Adolph Hitler would be green with envy.

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